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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 8-8-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC1 James D. BOXALL - 1259364 - 12 Sqn (Binbrook, Lincolnshire);
    Sgt (Airgunner) Albert A. CONNEW - 1377804;
    F/O Leslie P. GARBETT - 91056 - 934 (Balloon) Sqn, and
    LAC Albert E. HORTON - 1151601.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Hurricane I - P3527 - 55 OTU - crashed in forced landing near Durham.
    Hurricane I - P3923 - 5 FTS - crashed in forced landing Abbots Bromley LG.
    Tiger Moth II - T5713 - 9 EFTS - spun into ground 2 miles SE of Wolvey, Warwickshire.
    Commodore - DJ710 - TFPP - crashed on landing White Waltham.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Sgt A.A. Connew and LAC A.E. Horton DOAS, AC1 Boxall and F/O Horton not found in Times or FG.

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    Hi Henk
    Boxall,19, is registered at Louth, Lincolnshire, the right area for a death on or near Binbrook.
    Connew,30, registered at Cambridge.
    Garbet,43, registered at St Germans, Cornwall. 934 Sqn had it's HQ in Plymouth but St Germans is just across the border between Devon and Cornwall and could be right for a detached unit from the Sqn. As a F/O he could have been visiting an outlying post, and as CWGC records his wife as being in Boscastle,on the N Cornish coast he could have been going to or from leave
    Horton,28, registered at Bath, Somerset
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    Dick
    Last edited by Dick; 17th November 2008 at 16:49.

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    hanks Dick and Ken for your much appreciated help.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello Henk
    Hurricane I, P3527- 55OTU piloted by Sgt PC McLaughlin 1281972.
    Engine failure at Blue House Farm,Belmont near Durham. Pilot uninjuried.
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    Thanks Roy for additional info on Hurricane P3527 and its pilot; much appreciated.
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    Henk,

    AC1 J.D. BOXHALL found DOAS in FlightGlobal 25.9.41

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    Thanks Ken for DOAS-info BOXALL.
    Regards,
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    LAC A E Horton also DOAS Dec 25th magazine
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hello

    AC1 James D. BOXALL - 1259364 - the Andrews Newspaper Index on ancestry.co.uk carries a clipping from an unidentified newspaper stating that he died as the result of car accident.

    Sgt (Airgunner) Albert A. CONNEW - the Biggleswade Chronicle of August 15th 1941 reported the following:

    AIR GUNNER KILLED IN ROAD CRASH
    Sergt. Albert Connew, a R.A.F. air gunner, died in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, on Friday morning, from injuries received when the lorry in which he was riding came into collison with another lorry on the Steeple Morden - Litlington Road on Thursday.


    F/O Leslie P. GARBETT - 91056 - the National probate Calendar records that he died at Carwynnen Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall.

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    Simon

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